Bombay High Court

  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of ex-gratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a three-year tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the Bombay...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Bombay HC transfers Jiah Khan death case from Mumbai police to CBI July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday handed over to CBI the probe into Bollywood actress Jiah Khan's death, five months after Mumbai police concluded it was a case of suicide and charged her live-in partner Suraj Pancholi with abetting it. The 25-year-old British-American actress was found hanging from a...
  • Stop cops from giving info to media on probe: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to issue a circular restraining the police from disclosing the identity and the photograph of accused as well as information gathered during investigations to the media. The order was given by Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar on a PIL filed...
  • Maharashtra: Bus driver given death for mowing down 9 pleads 'unsound mind' June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Santosh Mane, a former state transport bus driver, who has been awarded death penalty for mowing down nine persons in a fit of reckless driving on Pune roads in January 2012, on Wednesday pleaded before the Bombay High Court that he was of "unsound mind" at the relevant time. Mane's...
  • Centre has the right to revise rail fares: Bombay High Court June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that Union Government has the right to revise the railway fares, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the recent fare hike. The court was hearing two public interest litigations challenging the steep hike. Former journalist Ketan Tirodkar has filed a PIL challenging hike in suburban...
  • Bombay HC fixes final hearing on PIL against CM's housing quota June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday fixed for July 28 the final hearing on a PIL challenging double or multiple allotment of houses from the Maharashtra Chief Minister's discretionary quota. A bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, asked petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to file an additional affidavit within a week...
  • Homi Bhabha's iconic bungalow goes under the hammer for Rs 372 Cr June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mehrangir', the iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha, father of India's atomic energy programme was on Wednesday sold at an auction for Rs 372 crore, despite demands to turn it into a museum. The highest bidder, whose identity was not disclosed at his request, landed the sprawling property at...
  • Mechanism should be evolved to prevent custodial deaths: Bombay HC June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A mechanism should be evolved to ensure that police do not use "excessive steps or force" during interrogations, the Bombay High Court said on Friday. "While the police were within their rights to interrogate the accused, a mechanism should be evolved to ensure that they do not use excessive...
  • Hospitals are being run like shops: Bombay High Court June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Lamenting the commercialisation of the medical profession, the Bombay High Court on Friday observed that hospitals are nowadays run "like shops". "Doctors have forgotten their duty. Most hospitals are being run like shops. Everything is commercialised. Money has become more important," the court said. The division bench of Justices VM...
  • Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra government for no progress made in tribal scam probe June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for not providing facilities to a retired judge appointed recently to inquire into alleged financial irregularities amounting to Rs 6,000 crore in tribal welfare schemes in the state. "Why has the inquiry not begun? We want the...
  • Bombay High Court orders FIR against 9 cops in custodial death case June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that prima facie it was a serious crime, the Bombay High Court asked Mumbai crime branch on Tuesday, to probe and file an FIR against nine policemen for their alleged roles in the custodial death of a youth and sexual abuse of three others held in a robbery...
  • Bombay HC judge recuses herself from hearing CBI plea on Ashok Chavan June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: A Bombay High Court judge on Tuesday recused herself from hearing a revision petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against an order of a lower court which had declined to end criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam...
  • CBI files FIR in Narendra Dabholkar murder case June 3, 2014

    Nearly a month after the Bombay High Court transferred to CBI the probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last year, the central agency on Tuesday registered an FIR against unknown persons. "We have registered an FIR in the Dabholkar murder case under section 120b (criminal conspiracy)...
  • CBI files closure report in Nitesh Rane shooting case May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The CBI on Tuesday filed a closure report in a shooting case in which Nitesh Rane, son of senior Maharashtra Congress minister Narayan Rane, is accused of firing at a member of his NGO 'Swabhiman Sanghatna' in 2010. "We filed the closure report in the local metropolitan magistrate's court...
  • PIL seeks ban on plastic in platforms, trains: HC asks Central Railway to reply May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked Central Railway to file a reply to a PIL seeking a direction to re-impose the ban on plastic bags of food items at platforms on suburban network and in local and long-distance trains. A bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka also asked the Railway...
  • LS polls: Candidates can be disqualified if info not disclosed, says SC May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children, the Supreme Court has held. A bench of justices Surinder Singh Nijjar (since retired) and AK Sikri said that a person contesting elections is also...
  • Prisoners want phone in jails; Maharashtra government says Thane, Taloja have it May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that it had started on an experimental basis telephone facility in some jails for the prisoners so that they can talk to relatives in emergency or if they fell sick. This facility has been made available in Thane Central jail and Taloja...
  • HC allows Amol Palekar to intervene in PIL on missing voters May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed actor-director Amol Palekar and his wife Sandhya Gokhale to intervene in a public interest litigation seeking re-election in Pune Lok Sabha constituency where a large number of voters found their names missing during the May 17 Lok Sabha poll. Palekar and Gokhale found...
  • Bombay HC tells passport office to decide on Kaskar's application April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has directed the Regional Passport Office to decide the application of Iqbal Kaskar, brother of wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, seeking fresh passport. The direction was passed on Wednesday by a division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari, which was hearing a petition filed...
  • Names missing in Mumbai voters list: Conspiracy or error? April 25, 2014

    After much debate over the maximum city's dismal voter turnout in the past, Mumbai on Friday finally recorded a medium turnout of 53 per cent. However, thousands people returned home without casting their votes as their names were not on the voters list. A PIL will be filed on Monday...
  • Mumbaikars missing in voter list, EC apologises but says no re-poll April 25, 2014

    In the sixth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mumbai saw its largest voter turnout since 1991. 53 per cent Mumbaikars came out to vote. But the numbers could have been higher. Thousands of Mumbaikars are complaining that their names were missing from the voters list. A PIL...
  • System of registering names in voters list must be reviewed: Former CEC April 25, 2014

    Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy said that the system of registering and deleting names in the voters list should be reviewed. His statement came a day after thousands of Mumbaikars complained that their names were missing from the voters list and a PIL will be filed in the Bombay...
  • Permit farmers to open bank accounts with Aadhar cards: Bombay HC April 16, 2014

    The Bombay High Court suggested that the Maharashtra government should consider permitting farmers affected by un-seasonal hailstorms in several districts to open bank accounts on the basis of their Aadhar cards alone. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha made this suggestion to facilitate affected...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can you...
  • Aarushi Talwar's parents seek stay on 'Rahasya' film's release April 10, 2014

    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, serving life sentence for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar, on Thursday refuted claims of the Censor Board that the soon to be released film 'Rahasya' has no similarity to her murder and sought stay on its release till their appeal is heard and...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case April 7, 2014

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed for...
  • Bombay HC orders striking BEST workers to resume work immediately April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai High Court on Tuesday directed BEST workers to resume work immediately after the BEST management moved court saying the workers were holding the city to ransom. BEST officials told the court that nearly 50 lakh students were affected due to the strike. The BEST drivers and conductors went on...
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Hearing on sentencing adjourned till April 1 March 28, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case till April 1. The court was hearing the trial of three accused after it had allowed an additional charge of repeat offenders to be added against them after their conviction...